James is currently the VP of Culinary Excellence of WesleyLife Senior Living. He is in charge of managing all Food and Beverage for WesleyLife portfolio of 10 CCRCs. He also assists with the design, development and renovation of venues.
James Hoevertsz is a seasoned executive with over three decades of experience in hospitality and senior living. His background includes managing multi-level senior living communities, large hotels and resorts, including Marriott, Hyatt, Hilton, Sheraton, Brookdale Senior Living and Pacific Retirement Services.
James was the founder and administrator of the North County Culinary Academy in San Marcos, California, where he spent 12 years leading the Culinary and Hospitality Management programs. He has developed and implemented hospitality and culinary training guides to assist with staff development and has extensive knowledge of leadership techniques to help train and motivate teams of any discipline. He was a competitor on Chopped in 2013 and is the recipient of numerous prestigious culinary awards.
James holds a Business Management Degree from San Diego State University and a Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Degree from the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco. He also holds a Vocational Education Teaching Credential and is an RCFE certified administrator. James is a national speaker, presenter and facilitator at many educational conferences, promoting leadership and high standards of service.